Principles and approaches of rural development and extension 715

Module code AGV 715
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Overview of the origin, role, development of extension; Philosophy and principles of extension.  International approaches to extension delivery:  Training and Visit, Farming system development, Project approach,  Farmer Field Schools, Participatory Extension and Participatory Technology Development.  Extension's role in sustainable agriculture development;  Adult learning principles, privatizing and outsourcing of agricultural extension;  the role of non-governmental organisations (NGO's) in extension delivery.  Decentralisation of extension.  Participation and coordination of stakeholders in the planning of linkages between extension, research and the farming community.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 four-hour lecture in 5 block week sessions
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Agricultural Economics Extension and Rural Develo
Period of presentation Year

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